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Sinking dead whale lands 2 in hot water

  • COURTESY KAI PALAOA

    This melon-headed whale died after becoming stranded at Kawaihae in June 2014. Two women were fined by the federal government for illegally transporting its carcass offshore and sinking it.

Two women who run a small Native Hawaiian group dedicated to the protection of whales and other marine animals face a $5,000 fine for violating the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act during their response to a stranded whale in 2014. Read more

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